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Week 15 (November 28–December 4): The Consequences of Controlling Nature: Ethics and the Importance of Cultivating Gratitude — Eileen Skahill •

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Watch: Brief Instructor video reorienting students after fall break. Tie together the semester concepts in this final week with an emphasis on the Indigenous idea of respect compassion and empathy for each other cultivating gratitude for the earth and what it provides; that working in union with each other and the earth, all will prosper. Watch: Youtube: “GMO’s: Myths and Truths https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_ztZGbLEJ0 Read: 1. Rachel Carson, Silent Spring: “A Fable for Tomorrow” BB 2. EcoWatch: “Glyphosate Found in the Urine of 93% of Americans” http://www.ecowatch.com/glyphosate-found-in-urine-of-93-percent-ofamericans-tested-1891146755.html 3. Common Dreams: “Huge Victory for American Consumers, Senate Rejects DARK Act” http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/03/16/huge-victoryamerican-consumers-senate-rejects-dark-act 4. The Guardian: “Should We Wipe Mosquitos Off the Face of the Earth?” https://www.theguardian.com/global/2016/feb/10/should-wewipe-mosquitoes-off-the-face-of-the-earth 5. “FDA Approves Genetically Modified mosquitoes”

http://www.nationofchange.org/2016/08/08/fda-approvesgenetically-modified-mosquitoes-combat-zika-florida/ 6. Collective Evolution: “Larvicide Manufactured By Sumitomo, Not Zika Virus, True Cause of Brazil’s Microcephaly Outbreak?” http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/06/29/larvicidemanufactured-by-sumitomo-not-zika-virus-true-cause-of-brazilsmicrocephalyoutbreak/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campai gn=Feed%3A+Collective-evolution+%28Collective+Evolution%29 7. Wall Kimmerer: “Allegiance to Gratitude” pgs. 105-117. BB * Written Assignment: Recipes for Healing and Cultivating Gratitude The assignment for this week ties together the ideas presented throughout the semester on narratives and history of medicine, empathy and ethics. In this assignment you will be required to watch the short video on Plant Spirit Medicine and briefly read through the written portions of the attached document “The Healing Power of Plants” placing special emphasis on Plant Spirit Medicinal recipes. Part 1: Watch: 1. “Walk the Talk Show:” Eliot Cowen Talks Plant Spirit Medicine” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWB-QYRiBFw Explore/Scan 2. “The Healing Power of Plants: A Guide” pdf. BB Part 2:

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“Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs  
“Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs  

“Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Fall 2016

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